Monthly Archives: December 2015

Warming up

 

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Real or imagined

One hundred trillion dollar notes rolling from a cash point… Not the luring image of our annual end of the year’s mega prize draw, but reality, somewhere. Or so it seems. The photo is part of the Bamako Encounters, the African photography … Continue reading

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Serendipity

Here’s another photo from the album I stumbled upon in a junk shop last summer. A VW campervan taken into the tropics in the 1950’s. It seems it always was an adventurous vehicle.

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Australian original

I love small vases, love the smell of Eucalyptus and sometimes really like a bouquet without the flowers, just the leaves. Eucalyptus was introduced from Australia to the rest of the world following the Cook expedition in 1770. Collected by Sir Joseph … Continue reading

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Ave | Sunday t-shirt

This Sunday’s t-shirt is inspired by a book for sign painters. Trained craftsmen who used to paint words, onto shop windows for example. It has been out of sight for quite a while, but it’s back I have noticed, beautifully constructed pieces … Continue reading

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As old as the world

The oldest winery was found in Armenia, dating to around 4000 BC. The earliest archeological evidence for a dominant position of wine-making in human culture dates from 8,000 years ago in Georgia. The illustrations are from my mother’s wine atlas, published … Continue reading

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Family quiz

  Question: If you were to give a present to one of your relatives, and it had to be one of those framed quotes to decorate your wall, a) who would you chose and b) which quote would that be? … Continue reading

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To The Christmas Shopping Warrior

Music for the last minute shoppers: The London Philharmonic Orchestra transforms the Star Wars theme to the score of a Christmas shopping movie: The story of The Gift Hunt, with moments of contemplation, anticipation, perseverance, and ultimately glory! 😉 {I am digitizing records again}  

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Time poetry

  [Start both the music and the video.] The music is by DazzledSticks, Dutch occasional duo Dazzled Kid (Tjeerd Bomhof) and rapper Sticks (Junte Uiterwijk) from their new cd. Radio station 3FM did an interesting review of the album. The song is called … Continue reading

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Light experience

It’s Light Festival time in Amsterdam, a period in winter when the work of (young) light artists is on show along the canals to brighten up the long nights. You can take the boat tour Water colours or do the walking tour Illuminate to … Continue reading

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